Cultural Day Winners
Coláiste Phobal students travelled to Thurles on Tuesday 27th March with Ms. Egan to the annual Cultural Day competition. Again like every year Coláiste Phobal students swept up prizes galore.
The winners were: Drama- In the Drama festival the cast of “Jane Eyre” won a certificate of acting merit. They were Jamie Carroll, Sarah Quigley, Ursula Breen, Maeve Collier, Tara Dwyer, Rebekah Conlon and Maeve Murray.
Sarah Quigley won Best Actress award and Jamie Carroll won Best Supporting Actor.
Chess- Ursula Breen and Hugh Bulfin both reached the final of the class tournament.
Creative Writing- In the short story and Poetry competition the following were the winners- Erin Doyle First Prize Senior Poetry, Sean McHugh First Prize Junior Short Story, Kushboo Santu Second Prize in Junior Poetry, Mairead Moloney was a Prize winner in both Short Story and Poetry. Irish Competition- Eoin Hobbs First Prize in Junior Short Story. Public Speaking- Anna Higgins First Prize in Junior Competition, Rachel Kirwan Second Prize in Senior Competition.Irish Public Speaking- Tara Dwyer Second Prize. Well Done to all Coláiste Phobal Students on the day.
Competition (12 Hole Stableford)
On Friday 30th March the Coláiste Phobal Golf team played an Easter Competition at Roscrea Golf Club accompanied by Ms. O Egan. Winners were : Senior Section- 1st Conor Ryan (30pts), 2nd Michael Rosney (28pts), 3rd Jack Finnegan (27pts). Junior Section- 1st Scott McDonnell (27pts), 2nd Ben Spencer, 3rd Shane Fletcher (24pts).
Junior Rugby Reach Munster Final
On the first day back after the Easter holidays, the Coláiste Phobal junior rugby team continued their Giles Shield campaign with a tough semi-final against Hospital Community College, Limerick. The game was played in John Hayes’s hometown club, Bruff, and so was a fitting venue for the drama that unfolded. Roscrea went down to Limerick quietly confident that they could continue their impressive vein of form, and make what would be a historic final. After 20 minutes, however, that dream seemed to be drifting away. Hospital had surged into a wind-assisted 13-0 lead, as Roscrea struggled to keep up with the early pace. Maybe some Easter cobwebs were present! To make matters worse, Jack Delaney was an early casualty with an ankle injury. However, what all great teams need more than anything else is character, and these lads have it in spades. Joe Moloney kicked two early penalties in the second half, making it a one score game. Suddenly Roscrea had their tails up, and were bustling and driving into the creaking Hospital defence. A deft kick behind the defence allowed Moloney to collect his own grubber, and outpace the Hospital cover to touch down under the posts. 13-13, and it really was game on.
However rumours travelled along the touchline that, as Hospital scored first, they would go through to the final in the event of a draw. You’d think such news would deflate the Roscrea boys; however, once more their character shone through, and Roscrea got the try they needed to take them into the lead in this pulsating semi-final for the first time. Moloney showed nerves of steel to add the extra two points. The drama was not finished there. Hospital, to their credit, showed character of their own, and squeezed over for a try in the corner to make the game 20-18. Fortunately, the conversion sailed harmlessly wide, and Coláiste Phobal could celebrate reaching the Munster final, where Cork team Carrigaline await.
1st and 2nd Year
On Thursday 29th March our 1st years and some of our 2nd year hurlers travelled to Dr. Morris Park in Thurles for a Hurling Blitz, which was organised by the Tipperary County Board. Roscrea had 2 teams. Our A team narrowly lost to Borriskane in their first game, had a comprehensive win over Borrisleigh and then went down poorly to a strong Ballingarry team in their third game. Our B team did well winning two games and losing one. Neither team were in the mix to win medals but they benefited from the matches and it certainly brought on the first year hurlers who will be playing Causeway in the Munster Championship on Friday 20th April. Thanks to TY students Sean Fogarty and Aaron Kirwan who helped out on the day.
Students and Junk Couture
Sinead Flanagan and Aine Bennott, got through to the reginal final of the Junk Couture 2012 competition. The competition gives young designers opportunity to work with recycled materials to create an outfit. This one was made from sweet papers and called “Sweet as Candy” it was worn by Aine on the night. Unfortunately the girls did not progress to the next stage of the competition but we are proud of their achievement.
Coláiste Phobal Roscré is holding its annual Golf Classic on Saturday 19th May 2012 in Roscrea Golf Club. Entry Fee for a team of 4 is 120 Euro. There are superb prizes and your support would be greatly appreciated. Time sheets and any further information about this event may be obtained at (0505) 23939.